Get Energy Smart with GE #cbias #gelightingcfk

by Notorious Spinks on 10.18.2012

As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.

Champion for Kids Simple ProjectAs parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and responsible adults, one of our biggest responsibilities is to teach our children to be better than us.  In doing this I feel it’s important for us to share our mistakes with them and talk about better resolutions.

One of the things I do with Goo is talk to her about recycling and conserving energy.  She’s only 3-years-old but believe me, she already understands.  Our latest conversation was about recycling.  We had some juice and she went to throw the bottle in the garbage and I explained to her that we recycle and that she puts the bottle a separate bag.

This led to a run down on recycling and how we must do it to save the alligators and jaguars, etc.  Ha ha!  I used the animals to make her understand because she loves animals.  My message was simple, “When we recycle we make the world cleaner for us and for the animals.  If you don’t recycle then they could die from dirt and we can too.”  I know it’s not that crucial on the exterior but all the pollution will lead to poorer living conditions for us all, eventually.  So now she wants to recycle everything.

When I was offered the opportunity to participate in the G.E. Simple Service Project it was a no brainer for me.  I’m a total sucker for the kids.  The Simple Service Project supports the efforts of Champions for Kids as they work to “mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond.”

Their goal is to mobilize 20 MILLION people by 2020 and with our (you and I) help they can achieve this goal.

To get started with this challenge, G.E. sent me two coupons to purchase energy efficient light bulbs for a non-profit organization of my choice that assists children.

Coupons for free light bulbsSeems easy right?  Nope!  How about I got all the way to the store and realized I forgot the coupons at home.  I guess it was no biggie since the first Walmart I went to didn’t have a large stock to choose from.  Guess what, neither did the second one.  I guess three was a charm, huh!

Get Energy Smart with GE

There were so many to choose from that it took me a minute.  Choosing the right light bulbFinally I made my choice!

What are CFL lights? Off to the register we go!

Purchasing the right light bulbI know you want to know how you can help? Save?

First head over to the GE Energy Saving Calculator and see just how much you can save by replacing the lights bulbs in your home to led light bulbs and cfl light bulbs.

Then head over to the GE Facebook page to get your money saving coupon to make it a little easier on your pocket as you change to a more energy efficient light bulb.  Don’t forget Twitter.  You can also enter to the GE Energy Smart Challenge and check out the prize.

Now to the good part.

Head over to Champions for Kids and learn more about the organization.  Then gather your family and friends for a simple service project.  This is the season for giving, so give!  Besides, I’ll be back next week with more information about the organization I’m giving to.  In the meantime you can check out my shopping trip in pictures with Google+.

While you’re at it follow Champions for Kids on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

Remember, we are our children’s first teacher.  Let’s teach them energy and Earth saving tips now for a healthier tomorrow for us all.

How are you teaching your kids to become energy smart?

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasChampions for Kids and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric


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Jenn October 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

I JUST noticed LED lightbulbs available in our area. Exciting!

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Shell Fruscione October 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

The only bulbs we buy now are the energy saving ones from GE!

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Anne October 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Great plan, I like my CFL bulbs

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Amy October 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

It’s great that you’ve found a way to help inspire her to conserve. I know a few little ones who would be inspired by animals, too!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I love those lightbulbs. And they last so long!

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HilLesha October 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

I love their lightbulbs. :)

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina October 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

We use these bulbs throughout the house!

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Theresa October 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I need to purchase these.

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Stefani October 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I am participating in this project too and also bought two of the six packs. I will be going to Walmart to buy another box before I make my final donation.

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Courtney October 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

we need to save some money on our electric bill.. must make the switch!

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Stefanie October 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I want to change our light bulbs out.

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April Decheine October 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

This is so awesome, I need to get all my bulbs changed out! Great campaign.

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Zipporah Sandler October 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

I haven’t bought old school lightbulbs since these came out years ago.

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

I think it’s important to teach our children at a young age.

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Jennifer October 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Our house is filled with GE bulbs!

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Donna October 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

We only buy GE light bulbs!

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Becca @ Mama B October 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

We use these light bulbs as well!

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving October 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I seriously need to do this.

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Penelope (NYC Blogger) October 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Mine are too little right now, but we are energy smart so they’ll learn by example.

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Monique Burkes (@armsofasister) October 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

We’re slowly replacing the bulbs. But it sucks because we’re renters. To replace the 2 kitchen bulbs that blew within days of moving in…it cost me about $45!
I get it. I really do. But it’s hard when the bulbs are so expensive. Now I’ve got about 5 bulbs in my bedroom to replace.
Thanks for the nudge and the reminder to get some LIGHT up in my bedroom!

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Cindy Orley October 18, 2012 at 8:10 am

We use cfl bulbs already, every penny saved adds up.

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